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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Rotherham (Metropolitan Authority)
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1. FOLDS LANE 5096 ---------- Folds Cottage

SK 59 SE 9/60 27.12.62


The grade shall be amended to read II and the description shall be amended to read:-

1. 5096 FOLDS LANE ---------- Folds Cottages

SK 59 SE 9/60 13.11.59


House now 2 unoccupied cottages with attached outbuildings partly in the parish of Maltby. 1750 by Mr Platt for Lord Scarborough (Beastall, p83). Ashlar and coursed rubble magnesian limestone; Westmorland slate Welsh slate and pantile roofs. T-shaped, 2-storey, 3-bay house with 1-storey, 1-bay side pavilions in Palladian style; rear angles of main range balled by 2-storey outshuts (not of special interest) pavilions linked by walls to 1-storey, 3-bay outbuildings of c1750 facing onto rear garden. Main house, west front: plinth, rusticated ground floor. Raised central panel with steps to door beneath flat arch and modillion cornice. Outer bays have boarded-up windows with voussoirs of flat arches aligned with courses, window on right is narrower. 1st floor deep band linked to sill band by plain window aprons; central Ionic Venetian window with moulded sill, pilasters and pulvinated frieze, windows to outer bays have moulded sills, shouldered architraves, pulvinated friezes and cornices, Cornice and blocking course to nipped roof Side pavilions set back, each have: rusticated quoins and square-faced surround with keystone to semi-domed niche; eaves cornice and blocking course, to nipped roof with ridge stack. Rear: wing has quoined rubble walling and round-headed window on each floor, eaves band and cornice; rendered stacks to eaves of main range. Pair of outbuildings to rear left and rear right attached by coped walls with gateways each have central bay breaking forward with door and adjoining windows in raised ashlar surrounds, outer bays with similar doorways, nipped roof Rear-right outbuilding incorporates later brick lean-to (not of special interest). Interior: in poor condition at time of resurvey. Central imperial staircase now divided by partition wall, remains of original wrought- iron handrail. Ground- floor room on left has crinoidal limestone fireplace with fluted keystone on lintel set beneath a scroll-topped plaster overmantel, remains of plaster wall panels and or enriched cornice to decorative ceiling (mostly collapsed) having acanthus motifs. 1st floor: subdivided single room with fragment of original plain coving. Said to have been built for Lord Scarborough's chaplain although the staircase and upper room suggest a grander occasional use. Accounts of John Billam, Estate Steward, note that in 1750 stone was being laid to build a new house the Folds and that Mr. Platt was paid £50 on account in the same year. Mr. Platt is no doubt George Platt of Rotherham and this building is of particular interest in that it predates the involvement ofJames Paine with the Sandbeck estate. T.W. Beastall, A North Country Estate, 1974.


FOLDS LANE 1. ---------- 5096 Folds Cottage

SK 59 SE 9/60 27.12.62


2. Mid C18. Built, from its external appearance, as a garden ornament at the east end of the lake in Sandbeck Park, but, from its internal arrangement, also intended as a dwelling. Traditionally Lord Scarborough's Chaplain's house. Ashlar. Hipped slate roof. Two storeys. Ground floor rusticated. Moulded cornice. Five bays, centre 3 breaking forward; one-storey side bays with niches; quoins. Central door, Pilladian window above. Interior. Ground floor room has afine--Rococo moulded plaster ceiling.

Listing NGR: SK 57641 90656


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Beastall, T W , A North Country Estate, (1974), 83


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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